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OB Historical Society Seminar for Preservation
Thursday, April 26

Piano Recital
Friday, April 27

Children’s Event
Saturday, April 28


Thursday, April 26

OB Historical Society Seminar for Preservation

OBHS archivist/librarian Nicole Menchise will hold an informal seminar on best practices for maintaining and storing personal collections. Topics to be discussed are the display and long-term storage of papers, books, textiles, and photographs. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Historical Society, Koenig Research Center (behind the Earle-Wightman House), 20 Summit St. Free to members of the society (with special membership opportunities to those living in the 11771 zip code); $10 nonmembers. The discussion will include examples taken from the archives with a tour of the research center’s archival floor. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees may bring items they feel need to be specifically inspected, however no appraisals will be given. Call 922-5032 for reservations.

Education Seminar

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club free continuing education seminar. Two credits for attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors. 6 to 8 p.m. 135 Forest Ave., Locust Valley. To register, call John 759-5437, ext. 14.

Blood Drive

Portledge School, 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley, is hosting a Blood Drive in conjunction with the Long Island Blood Services. Each blood donation can save as many as three lives and the need on Long Island often exceeds the amount donated. All donors must be over 16 years old (with parental consent) and under 76 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Donors can be taking medication and still donate blood. Donors should remember to bring a valid ID (picture or signature) and donor card, if they have one, eat a good meal before they come (nutritious, not fatty) and drink plenty of fluids (juice and water). 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Bahnik Hall. To sign-up or for further information, contact Karen Mucciaccio at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 516-750-3131.


Friday, April 27

Piano Recital

Pianist Louis Schwizgebel won First Prize in the 2007 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was presented by the Young Concert Artists Series in his New York debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, sponsored by the Peter Marino Debut Prize, and his Washington, DC, debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. He will perform at 6 p.m. at the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Reservations: Individual tickets will be sold at the door for $20. Call 516-367-8455 to reserve seats.


Saturday, April 28

American Rhododendron Society

NY Chapter. ARS/NY Plant Sale at Old Westbury Gardens (333-0048) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fee for nonmembers $10. Also on April 29.

Spring Fair

Join the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, for a day of games, refreshments, education and fun. Children under the age of 12 can fish for trout with all gear provided. Local environmental and conservation groups will be on hand. General admission, call for further information. Call 516-692-6768. Rain date May 5.

Live and Chinese Auction

Last Hope Animal Rescue will be hosting a Live and Chinese Auction, plus a Mini Flea Market at St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission free. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s rescued dogs and cats, including special needs veterinary cases and the Kentucky/West Virginia/Virginia transport dogs. For more info, visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org. Contact Maureen at 516-921-2008 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to donate items.

Children’s Event

With author Nick Katsoris and “Loukoumi.” Katsoris will read from his latest book in the Loukoumi series, Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook, then lead children in preparing and tasting one of the featured recipes, “Beyonce’s Easy Guacamole.” Loukoumi the lamb will accompany Katsoris. Each child will also receive an autographed copy of Loukoumi’s Celebrity Cookbook. All proceeds benefit the Literacy Collaborative Program at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf. 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Mill Neck Manor House, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. Ages: 4-8. $40/child. For more information and to register, log on to www.millneck.org or call 516-628-4243. Note: sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.


Sunday, April 29

English Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp

Join the Huntington- Oyster Bay Audubon Society in helping to restore one of the finest preserves on Long Island. Come to Shu Swamp at 10 a.m. for this fun and worthwhile effort. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them as well as clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Participants will also peek around to see if any of the spring ephemerals have begun to blossom. Contact Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register.

Classic Concert

The concert features the Trinity Church Choir, joined by performers from Friends Academy. Martha Regelmann, Conductor. Gems of choral and instrumental music by Bach, Mozart, Faure and Rutter will be performed. Cello, piano and organ will be featured solo instruments as well as accompaniment for the sublime choral masterpieces. The finale of this delightful concert will combine all the singers and instrumentalists in John Rutter’s dramatic “Out of the Deep,”followed by an inspiring setting of the beloved text, “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace.” Bring an open heart and enjoy the beautiful music while soaking in the atmosphere of the lovely Stanford White architecture and the soft glow of the Tiffany stained glass windows. This event will be held at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1579 Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516-621-7925). Co-sponsored by The Roslyn Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments served. No tickets required. A free-will offering of non-perishable food items or money may be made to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank/LI Cares.


Thursday, May 3

Art Walk First Thursday

Art Walk features an international spectrum of contemporary artists. Get some artistic inspiration as you visit local art galleries. Other businesses and sites in town will be displaying artwork. Local restaurants will be exhibiting art and are offering a percentage off on meals, wine tastings and more. Live music entertainment is scheduled. Cafes and restaurants will remain open late for dessert and coffee. The evening will begin with Chase Edwards Gallery, 15 E. Main St. (802-0655) and continues at Atelier Gallery, 9 E. Main St.; Art (that matters), 55 W. Main St. (917-769-9921); The Teaching Studios of Oyster Bay, 115 Audrey Ave. (971-597-2404); and The Artist Club Gallery, 29 Berry Hill Rd. will also be open. Art will also be available for viewing at various downtown merchants, including Canterbury Ales, Jack Halyards and Wild Honey. The Oyster Bay Main Street Association office (17 Audrey Ave.) will also be displaying the works of local artists, with refreshments served. Visit Think Long Island crafts gallery at Buckingham’s Variety Store. See the Art Walk map for additional locations and information (available at any one of the gallery locations). For more information, contact Bonnie at 802-0655.


Sunday, May 6

Free Nature Program

The Resplendent Quetzal and the endemic birds of Guatemala’s Central Highlands: Community based cloud forest conservation among the Q’eqchi’ Maya with Rob Cahill of the Community Cloud Forest Conservation. 2 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd. (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor. Contact Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register.

A Sweet Fashion Show

For all ages. $50/person. Fashion show to benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations features Mill Neck students, parents and staff modeling Brooks Brothers’ spring fashions. Held at the historic Manor House on campus, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests will also enjoy cheeses, appetizers and desserts, along with raffles, boutiques and a special auction. Call 516-628-4243.

Free Nature Program

The Resplendent Quetzal and the endemic birds of Guatemala’s Central Highlands: Community based cloud forest conservation among the Q’eqchi’ Maya with Rob Cahill of the Community Cloud Forest Conservation. 2 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd. (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor. Contact Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions, and to register.


Wednesday, May 9

Free Nature Program

A Tale of Two Species: The Shorebird-Horseshoe Crab Connection
 with John L. Turner at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Rd., (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor, at 7 p.m. The program will explore the ecological relationship, not until recently recognized, between these interesting species and discuss how the fate of some shorebirds is tied to that of the horseshoe crab. Visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Upcoming Events

President’s Cup Golf Tournament

The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich will be holding its annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, May 21, at Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich. For further information, please call Sharon 922-9285, ext. 16.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Located at 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Call 631-367-3418:

•April 29: Sketch by the Sea: Watercolor. In honor of April Showers, make a wash this month with graceful watercolor paintings inspired by historical artifacts. All materials supplied. Beginners welcome. Free with paid admission. Members $4. RSVP.

•May 7, 21: Monday Minnows. Come for fun Storytime, hands-on activities and crafts about the ocean, nature and seasonal themes. Different them every week. 1:30 p.m. Ages 3 to 5. Members free; others $5 parent/child pair; $3 additional sibling. 45 minutes.

•May 12: Sketch by the Sea: Colored Pastels. In this month’s program, let the colors of spring inspire participants to get creative with colored pastels. Use the museum’s collection for inspiration. All art materials supplied. Beginners welcome. Free with paid admission. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Members $4. RSVP.

•May 12: Mother and Daughter Yoga by the Sea. For Mother’s Day, learn yoga poses inspired by the sea, such as the Fish Pose. Bring a mat/towel. Program takes place at 11 a.m. by the harbor or indoors in wet weather. For moms and daughters of all ages. $12 adult/child pair; members $10. Additional children $5. RSVP.


Ongoing Events

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs Oyster Bay Recruits

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, Vice Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).

Exhibit

The LI Craft Guild in collaboration with the Oyster Bay Historical Society will be exhibiting functional pottery at the Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, through June 24. The juried exhibition, Dinner Served, will feature the work of Long Island’s premiere potters. Puneeta Mittal, chair of the Ceramic Media Group, is a renowned potter whose work has been shown in national and international galleries. She is also recognized as a ceramist, painter and is a professor of ceramics at Adelphi University. This years juror is Yvonne Noonan-Cifarelli, an independent curator and fine art appraiser for not for profit organizations and the private sector. The Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibits its own collection as well as collections on loan from other organizations and museums. Opening reception April 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 516-922-5032 or www.oysterbay historical.org. All work is for sale and all are welcome.

Guided Tour of Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay

Join a Park Ranger every Sunday through May 27 on an easy walk through historic Oyster Bay. The walk will highlight the major sites in the hamlet connected to Theodore Roosevelt and his family. The one-hour program is free and begins at 2 p.m. in the Long Island Railroad parking lot at the Oyster Bay station. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Call 516-922-4788.

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gate posts with a large sing for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.

News

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.


Sports

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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